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Why can't people realize we are all one.

Science proves it, our DNA proves it, all living things are connected. If all would come to understand this we might have a shot at peace and even survival.

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    Apr 17 2012: i wonder how dna proves that we are all connected

    for example, if we colonize another planet, and it will be self sustaining. the dna of the people there remains the same, but there will be not connected.

    on the other hand, some alien life forms might in the future come here, and live on the earth as immigrants. their biochemistry will be all different, but they will be part of our culture, society, economy, life.
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      Apr 17 2012: One planet at a time, come back down to earth. lol

      In 1950 UNESCO put out information from genetecists and anthropologists explaining that we are all connected.......we should not see each other as different.....this they did to promote peace, and to make people realize that we should strive to work together.

      Then, with DNA studies, magazines like Nature, and others have published how DNA shows the commonness of humans..........one race..........human.......I think that is what James is saying.

      If we all belong to the same race....even DNA shows it, then why all the competition and racism, prejudice, wars, etc...
      • Apr 17 2012: Hi Mary
        I couldn't have said it better myself, thank you.
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          Apr 17 2012: "What part don't you understand"

          is no ta good way to start a comment if you are the one not understanding

          "even a tree has DNA that matches ours, distant though"

          so you feel more connection to a bacteria than to another intelligent sentient being from another planet? shameful if true.
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        Apr 17 2012: i still don't get it. so if humans were live on 5 planets, we still would be connected or not?

        let me be clear: DNA has *nothing* to do with it. it is bad science. it is like hollywood movies dropping the word DNA or genetic in to look scientific.
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          Apr 17 2012: "i still don't get IT"

          What does the IT stand for here?

          "let me be clear: DNA has *nothing* to do with IT"

          What does the "IT" stand for here?

          "IT is bad science"

          What does the IT stand for here?
        • Apr 17 2012: Krisztian
          What part don't you understand, even a tree has DNA that matches ours, distant though it may be it has some of the same. It's not science fiction it's science fact. And before you have us living on 5 planets let's try to live on this one in harmony first. We are all cousins cousin.
        • Apr 17 2012: Krisztian
          You have my apologies for the way I started my last comment, it wan't very kind and I'm sorry. I just don't understand what you don't understand. How can you believe in the unknown (Aliens) and not believe in what is right before your eyes. Maybe we need to work on this planet however before we discuss others.
        • Apr 17 2012: To James,

          It would be interesting to hear if you know the similarities between the different animals, insects, monkeys, apes etc. etc. yes even plants.
          Do you have any rough general idea of what the differences are..? I never thought about a tree having similar DNA ... is it really so?
          I could of course do some research myself but it sounds like you've got it right up your sleeve.
          Greetings
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        Apr 17 2012: "What does the IT stand for here?"

        mary. what does "here" stand for in your sentence? be serious.
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          Apr 17 2012: I am being serious Krisztian.....you don't want to talk to me. ok.

          I find that out of all the convesations I have had here, the most difficult ones are the ones where people do not want to understand each other.

          And I really want to understand you. So please, if "IT" stands for the same idea in all three statements, tell me what the idea is..........because, depending on your answer, I will be able to continue.
          I am the one having difficulty undestanding.
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      Apr 17 2012: OK....I went back and reread your original answer.

      So, you are saying DNA isn't important in defending that we humans are connected?

      And, so, in your view, are we connected?

      Do you see us mistreating each other and killing each other as natural?

      Are you racist, prejudice, unkind, rude? Or do you attempt to get along and love your fellow human being?
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        Apr 17 2012: racism is wrong on moral basis, and not because we have similar dna

        i said two examples why
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          Apr 17 2012: So whose morals?

          In your view as a buddhist, atheist, what do you think is the reason people don't see our race as one race............why so much division and unkindess?
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        Apr 17 2012: i don't care about race. i only care about the individual's "ability" to suffer. a rock can not suffer, so i don't care about what happens to a rock. a rabbit can suffer more, so i care more. a human can suffer the most, so i care most.

        i don't know what is the reason of aggression, causing suffering or alienating other people. but this is not the topic at hand now.
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          Apr 17 2012: So, let's talk about the topic here and now:

          Can you address the actual question by telling me if it is a valid question to ask, or if you think that James posed a poorly worded question, because in your view you do not see us as one?

          I already know you have issues with his example of DNA.

          What would you have answered if he just asked the question without the illustration of DNA? Any idea?
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        Apr 17 2012: i don't think we are one. so my problems continue.

        if the question is: why do we classify other humans as us and them, or into tribes, my answer is i don't really know, but i believe it is an evolutionary relic.
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          Apr 17 2012: Ok Krisztian, you don't "think" we are one.......neither do most people.

          So if we get people to change their thinking, wouldn't you agree that it could conceivably create peace and harmony?

          How does one change their thinking pattern? Well, there are lots and lots of ways.

          I have changed mine. I used to think like you, I don't anymore.

          Thank you for being patient with me.....and responding to my inquiries.
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        Apr 17 2012: why would i want people to think something i don't think? i believe we are not one, but rather, we are different.
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          Apr 17 2012: We are different, you and I.
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        Apr 18 2012: see? :)
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          Apr 18 2012: But, we are still one. :)

          Be Well Krisztian.
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        Apr 18 2012: but you are not one with a vulcan or twi'lek?
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          Apr 18 2012: According to Wikipedia, and I quote:

          "Vulcans gave massive assistance to a devastated post-World War III Earth, enabling the planet to eliminate poverty, disease and suffering within a single century"

          Why wouldn't I be one with Vulcans?

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